Facilities and features

Accessibility

Our new disabled toilet with baby changing facilities is now available in church - before, during, and after our services and events.

Our new disabled toilet with baby changing facilities is now available in church - before, during, and after our services and events.

It is usually possible to park nearby - please check any parking restrictions that are in effect.

Our new disabled toilet with baby changing facilities is now available in church - before, during, and after our services and events.

There are no public phones near the church. Please ask the stewards / verger / event organiser if you require assistance. A mobile phone will usually be available if required.

It is usually possible to park nearby - please check any parking restrictions that are in effect.

Available nearby at Thurmaston Memorial Hall or The Top House Public House.

Level access available into church.

Hearing (induction) Loop

Please ask our Stewards (those welcoming people into church) if you require large print books.

Assistance dogs welcome.


Our Building

You are welcome to visit the church for private prayer during our services and other events. At other times please contact the Vicar.

Grade II*

Our Parochial Church Council aspires to become an Eco Church. We have improved our recycling arrangements and are developing a wildflower meadow in the churchyard, with kind assistance from Thurmaston Parish Council.


Music and Worship

St Michael’s has six bells, which are rung from the ground floor. The heaviest bell weighs 10 cwt. The bellringers are usually happy to welcome visitors, whether they are existing ringers or have never touched a bell rope in their lives. Anyone over the age of eleven, who wishes to learn, will be given full training and there is no need to worry because no-one is left alone until they can safely handle a bell by themselves. Our practice nights and church services have currently been suspended.

We are pleased to host an annual Christmas Concert given by Thurmaston Scout and Guide Band (Thurmaston Marching Brass).

We enjoy worship accompanied by the organ at many of our services.

We hold BCP Evensong every three months. Please see the calendar for details.

We hold informal worship services from time-to-time. Please see the calendar for details.


Groups, Courses and Activities

We regularly run Alpha courses for those who are curious, and also for those who wish to prepare for Baptism and / or Confirmation. Please see the calendar for details, or contact the Vicar.

We regularly run Alpha courses for those who are curious, and also for those who wish to prepare for Baptism and / or Confirmation. Please see the calendar for details, or contact the Vicar.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

You will be very welcome to join our Bible study / home groups. Please contact the Vicar for more information.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

We usually hold a Coffee Time / pop in with tea / coffee - and cake! - on Thursdays in church (10.30am-12noon).

We occasionally hold fundraising coffee mornings in church on Saturday mornings - see the calendar for details.

We are pleased to play an active role in community events, including Armistice Day (11th November); Remembrance Sunday (2nd Sunday in November); and Thurmaston Lights Up (late November / early December).

Members of St Michael's, Thurmaston are actively involved in local community groups, including Thurmaston Scouts, Girlguiding Thurmaston, the Royal British Legion, Thurmaston Parish Council, Church Hill (Church of England) Junior School, and others.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

We regularly run Alpha courses for those who are curious, and also for those who wish to prepare for Baptism and / or Confirmation. Please see the calendar for details, or contact the Vicar.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

We regularly run holiday activities for children and families. See the calendar for details.

We host Messy Church events from time-to-time. Please see the calendar for details.

Bright Sparks (our parent / carer and toddler 'stay and play' group) usually meets on Wednesdays (9.30am-11.30am) at Thurmaston Scout and Guide HQ, Unicorn Street, Thurmaston.

Bright Sparks (our parent / carer and toddler 'stay and play' group) usually meets on Wednesdays (9.30am-11.30am) at Thurmaston Scout and Guide HQ, Unicorn Street, Thurmaston.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.


Help for Visitors

A guide to the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Thurmaston is available in church and on our website at www.stmichaelsthurmaston.org/history

You are welcome to visit our church for services and events. It is not, unfortunately, possible to leave the church open at other times. Please contact the Vicar if you would like to visit the church outside of normal service and event times.


Other Features

Soar Valley Food Project at St Michael's, Thurmaston
Please call or text 07789 250529 on Sunday before 4pm letting us know how many people require food
Food parcels are then available for collection from church on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm.

We do not have a church hall, though several local halls are available. See Thurmaston Parish Council website:
www.thurmastonpc.gov.uk

Fairtrade options are generally available at our Thursday coffee time and Sunday after church coffee.